For the Birds

I’m a bit of a bird feeding enthusiast, I’ll admit.  At last count I had about a half-dozen birdfeeders around …

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End of Summer

Hard to beleive it, but summer is coming to a close already. What have we been up to?  Well, it’s …

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Flyover

I heard a strange bird today, but I couldn’t see anything new roosting in the trees.  Then I looked up …

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Bad Year for Tree Swallows

Over the past few weeks I’ve been keeping an eye on a few active tree swallow nests in our tree …

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Ichneumon Wasp

I got pretty excited about this wasp yesterday. She’s the first ichneumon wasp I’ve ever seen live and in-person.  They’re …

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Free Oak Trees!

I’ve had my eye on this oak tree behind the chicken coop.  Just in the past few weeks I’ve noticed …

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That didn’t take long!

I was just passing by the barn on my way inside tonight, when I heard some squeaking coming from the …

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A Batty Idea

So I’ve already built two bat houses, but I bought the materials to build another one.  A big one. The …

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Good Summer for Barn Swallows

There are at least 100 of them up there. That’s 100 free farm-workers who focus exclusively on eliminating flies & …

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Bat Houses!

I’ve been very pleased to see a few bats flying around the farm after nightfall. Bats, after all, eat plenty …

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